TCN Charity Outreach

Microsoft celebrates the relentless spirit of the Technical Recognition Award winners by helping them further improve the world through charitable contributions made on their behalf. Since the inception of the Technical Recognition Awards in 2007, our honorees have directed millions of dollars to charities worldwide. Microsoft's technical community takes great pride in this significant and ongoing record of giving.



"It's one more additional element of Microsoft and its employees being good citizens in the community, and really being involved in the community."

—Scott Wiltamuth, Visual C# Team, 2007 Outstanding Technical Achievement


"Microsoft has long provided its employees opportunities to give back to our communities in ways that can have a wide reaching impact. Receiving this award for my work on COM (DCOM) was a great honor and allowed me to contribute generously to causes that are deeply meaningful to me and my family."

—Craig Wittenberg, COM (DCOM) Team, 2011 Outstanding Technical Achievement


Charity Recipients

Together with our Technical Recognition Award honorees, Microsoft wishes to thank the following organizations for their inspirational work and their impact on communities local and worldwide.

Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology
Boys & Girls Club of Manchester
Brigham Young University
Camp Korey
Cancer Research Institute
Chief Seattle Council, Boy Scouts of America
Child's Play
Cocoon House
Concern Worldwide US Inc.
Conservation International
Cupertino Education & Endowment Fund
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Delta Society
Disabled Veterans Associations
Fine Arts Advisory Committee
First Place
First Presbyterian Church Bellevue
Food Allergy Initiative Inc.
Forget-Me-Not Animal Shelter of Ferry County
Foundation for Prader-Willi Research, Inc. (Also Known As: FPWR)
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Habitat for Humanity East King County
Hamlin Robinson School
Henry Art Gallery
Illinois State University Foundation
International Justice Mission
Jubilee REACH
Keep the Dream
Kirkland Arts Center
Lake Washington Schools Foundation
Lakes Region Humane Society
Latter-day Saint Charities
Learning Tree Montessori
The Libri Foundation
Macmillan Cancer Support
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mercer Island Youth and Family Services Foundation
Methow Valley Home Health Agency Inc.
Michael J. Fox
Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust
Muscular Dystrophy Association
National Academy of Engineering
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Greater Northwest Chapter, Seattle Office
National Taiwan University Academic Development Foundation Inc.
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Foundation
Northwest Harvest
Board of Trustees of Olivet College
Pasado's Safe Haven
Priceless Honor
Queens' College
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rocky Point Bird Observatory
Room to Read
School Net Africa
Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences
Seattle Aquarium
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle Lutheran High School
The SETI Institute
Sightline Institute
Southern Cross Humanitarian
Strathmore Educational Trust
Taproot Theatre
The Seattle Foundation
True Vine Togo
Union of Concerned Scientists
University of Maryland College Park Foundation
University of Washington Computer Science and Engineering
University of Washington Foundation
University of Wisconsin Foundation
The Valley School
Warren Majengo Foundation
Washington Trails Association
Washington Water Trust
Water is Basic c/o Irving Bible Church
Wesleyan University
YMCA of Greater Seattle
Youth Dynamics
YWCA Seattle
Zoological Society of Washington